Not sure how to fix my arcade stick... please help


#1

Yesterday I plugged my Street Fighter IV TE arcade stick and the stick seams to think I am pointing down with out ever touching it. I tried to press other directions but it would not help, it kept scrolling through the game options. I Restarted the PS3, and it kept doing it. I didn’t worry too much yesterday as I was expecting a silent zippy mode for my stick later in the day. After installing the mod and trying my stick today it still seemed to think I was holding down when not pressing anything. I have removed the stick itself and used it with an SE stick and it works just fine on that. Does anyone have any ideas. I tried checking the forums on SRK, but nothing that matched my problem.


#2

Sounds like something with the connection to the pcb. I would start there


#3

I’ve tried unplugging and and plugging it back in, but the same story.


#4

When you say PCB do you mean the thing on the top left that has the Home and Turbo button on it? And would it be a terrible idea to take the PCB from my SE and transplant that into my TE? They are both PS3.


#5

I can’t help you with this tech stuff but I think it would help if you posted pictures so other people can have an easier time helping you.


#6

Take photos of the PCBs and post them here. it could be you have a loose strand of wire or solder bridging a gap and making a short.


#7

Here is some pictures


#8

anything more than thumbnails?


#9

Please use a proper image hosting site like IMGur or Photobucket.


#10

Huh? This is a common problem with older MadCatz PS3 pcb’s, mainly because they were badly constructed. I don’t think there has been a documented fix on the PS3 version but the same principle should apply:

http://www.phreakmods.com/madcatz-360-te-pcb-fixes


#11

Thanks gahrling, I’ll try that once Radio shack opens.